Miami Children's Dentistry
At Tamiami Dental, we not only see adults, but also children. Our office is equipped with a dental team experienced in treating children 6-yrs and older.
This makes it easy for adult patients to get dental care for their loved ones by not having to visit multiple dental offices. Our dental team will make your little ones feel relaxed and at ease.
Our office offers all types of children’s dental procedures to include:
A dental exam will always be made at every check-up. Examinations help us diagnose at an early stage making treatments less invasive.
Clinical exams involve:
- Visual Examination of tooth decay
- Gum disease evaluation
- Growth and development assessment
- Orthodontic needs evaluation
- Oral cancer screening
- Evaluation of current fillings in the mouth
Dental cleanings consist in the removal of plaque and polishing and removing all stains from the teeth.
Cleanings are performed depending on child’s need. After the age of 3, cleanings are included in each check-up. They are normally scheduled every 6-months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. This will prevent the development of gum problems.
A sealant is a clear plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) of the back teeth (premolars and molars), where four out of five cavities in children are found. This sealant acts as a barrier to food, plaque and acid, thus protecting the decay-prone areas of the teeth.
Sealants are an excellent way to protect chewing surfaces of teeth from decay. They are a much better financial investment than treating decay after it has begun. The main disadvantage is that sealants are not permanent. They generally last about five years with normal wear, but can wear-off earlier on some instances.
Sealants are evaluated at every check up. Also, sealants do not prevent decay between teeth or the onset of gum disease, so regular home care and dental visits are important.
Ready to get your little ones teeth in tip top shape? Call your children’s dentist at Tamiami Dental to schedule your appointment!